Pregnancy News

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11/20/2009
Many Women Miscalculate Time to Full-Term Birth

1 in 4 thinks it's as short as 34 weeks, potentially adding to preemie delivery rate, experts say

11/18/2009
MS Need Not Preclude Pregnancy

Study finds complications no greater overall than for other women

11/18/2009
Pregnancy Complication May Be Linked to Thyroid Problems

Women with preeclampsia are more likely to have reduced thyroid function, study finds

11/17/2009
Folic Acid Fortification Might Boost Cancer Risk

Norwegian study found supplementation raised chances of disease by 21%

11/17/2009
U.S. Scores a 'D' on Preterm Birth Report Card

March of Dimes' annual state-by-state stats show need for improvement

11/16/2009
Health Tip: Creating Your Birth Plan

Make a list of your preferences for delivery

11/13/2009
Folic Acid Late in Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Kids

But supplements are still recommended in the first trimester, researchers say

11/12/2009
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death

Cases in Mexico show young more likely to get sick, but elderly more likely to die

11/9/2009
Depressed and Pregnant? Flu Shot May Be Needed

Symptoms of seasonal flu could be severe in this group of women, study finds

11/6/2009
Singing in Pregnancy May Be Harder Work

As hormones increase, so does the need to exert more pressure from the lungs, researchers say

11/5/2009
Fetus Learns Intonations of Mother's Tongue

French, German newborns show crying patterns that mimic parents' language, study finds

11/4/2009
Health Tip: Getting Ready for Birth

Be prepared before you leave for the hospital

11/3/2009
Folate Levels in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Offspring

Prenatal nutrition seems to affect child's nervous system, brain growth, researchers say

11/3/2009
CDC Study Links 2 Antibiotics to Birth Defects

No added risk was found, however, for most commonly used infection-fighters

11/2/2009
One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works for Pregnant Women

Young children need two doses, spaced several weeks apart, U.S. health officials say

10/30/2009
Asians Seem to Suffer Less During Childbirth

Length of labor and intensity vary among ethnic groups, study finds

10/30/2009
Veggies in Pregnancy Lowers Child's Diabetes Risk

Type 1 less likely in kids whose moms favored these foods, study found

10/30/2009
Flu Shot in Pregnancy Protects Baby

Vaccinating expectant moms led to bigger, healthier infants, studies show

10/28/2009
One Embryo as Good as Two in Second IVF Attempt

Study found live birth rates similar, fewer multiple births with one embryo

10/28/2009
1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand

Gap between supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say

10/28/2009
Health Tip: Exercise During Pregnancy

A list of typical benefits

10/23/2009
Cocaine Use in Pregnancy Linked to Impulsivity in Sons

Monkey research finds that mother's drug use affects male offspring's behavior

10/22/2009
Assessing Embryo Metabolism May Aid IVF Success

Aim is to determine which have best chance of success

10/22/2009
Money Woes Keeping Many Couples From Fertility Treatments

They're foregoing expensive therapies or opting to discard stored embryos, studies show

10/21/2009
Sex of Twins May Affect Outcomes

Early birth, breathing problems more likely when pair includes a boy, study finds

10/21/2009
For Obese, Weight Gained in Pregnancy May Not Leave

Overweight women have tougher time shedding those excess pounds, study finds

10/21/2009
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success

Mind-body therapies increase odds of pregnancy, studies find

10/20/2009
New IVF Guidelines Aim to Reduce Multiple Births

Key provision limits embryo transfers

10/19/2009
Health Tip: The Importance of Folic Acid

It can help prevent birth defects

10/16/2009
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Women

Ability to have children is important to many who undergo weight-reduction surgery, study finds

10/16/2009
Transplant May Treat Metabolic Disorders in Womb

Cord-blood stem cells given early in pregnancy might save infants most at risk, researchers say

10/13/2009
Many Hospitalized With Swine Flu Had Been Healthy

But the majority of cases still involve people with chronic problems, CDC says

10/12/2009
Mother's Cancer Can Pass to Fetus

Genetic analysis is first proof this rare phenomenon occurs, scientists say

10/11/2009
Want Leaner Kids? Parents May Need to Toe the Line

Health experts say much can be done to keep weight in check

10/9/2009
10/9/2009
Miscarriage Treatment Won't Harm Future Fertility: Study

Most women give birth within five years, researchers find

10/8/2009
Health Tip: Understanding Gestational Diabetes

What it means for you and baby

10/8/2009
Health Tip: Before You Become Pregnant

Make sure you take certain precautions

10/7/2009
Birth Control Pills Might Alter Mate Selection: Study

Review suggests it could hinder reproduction in the future

10/6/2009
Cow's Milk Protein Could Help Save Preemies' Lives

Lactoferrin cut blood infections by about two-thirds, study found

10/6/2009
Most Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Healthy Babies

But pregnancies should be closely monitored, researchers say

10/6/2009
Plastics Chemical Tied to Aggression in Young Girls

BPA has been linked to other dangers, but behavioral effects remain unclear

10/5/2009
Antidepressants May Be Linked to Birth Problems

Moms-to-be taking SSRIs had double the risk of early delivery, study finds

10/5/2009
Do Preemies Benefit From High-Tech Measures?

Despite medical advances since the 1990s, success rate the same for babies born extremely early

10/5/2009
1 Million 'Preemie' Babies Die Each Year: Report

13 million babies are born preterm, almost 10 percent of total births worldwide

10/1/2009
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems

Overweight women more likely to have infants with certain birth defects, research shows

10/1/2009
28 Pregnant Women Have Died From Swine Flu: CDC

Official calls the number 'upsetting'; flu shots and antiviral drugs urged for moms-to-be

10/1/2009
Pre-Birth Exposure to 1918 Flu Raised Heart Risks, Study Finds

Whether same will hold true for current H1N1 strain remains a mystery

10/1/2009
Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Preterm Labor

Lifestyle choices can help you have a healthy pregnancy

10/1/2009
Smoking in Pregnancy Linked to Psychotic Symptoms in Kids

Study also connects heavy alcohol use to psychiatric disturbances